What Is Aromatherapy And How Does It Work? 

Posted by Aarya Jaywant on

We all have different remedies to deal with our mind and body issues, which were passed down through the years by our ancestors. One of these interesting remedies is Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is believed to be used by ancient Egyptians, Indians and Chinese first.  

So, what is Aromatherapy?  

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is a holistic healing approach which makes use of natural essential oils. Aromatherapy helps with both physical and emotional well-being. It is considered an art as well as a science. 

Today, due to advanced scientific research we can witness its evolution in modern products such as lotions, shower gels, candles etc. 


What is used in Aromatherapy? 

The natural essential oils are plant extracts which are made by pressing or steaming the plants. The herbs and trees are believed to have medicinal properties and have been listed in historical books like the Vedas. It is a compound of those plants which is traditionally used in making balms and massage oils. It can take many pounds of a plant to make a single bottle of essential oil. 



How does Aromatherapy work? 

Aromatherapy is a process which involves inhalation and application of aromatic plant extracts. When inhaled, the fragrant molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves to the brain. Essential oils have stimulating properties which will produce an appropriate response and release hormones in the Limbic system. Limbic System is a part of your brain that is connected to emotions, behaviors, long term memory, and sense of smell.  

When the natural essential oils are absorbed into the skin, they do their magic to relieve stress or pain according to the oils being used. Hence, choosing the right essential oils is important. 


What are the benefits of Aromatherapy? 

Essential oils are believed to have positive effects on physical and psychological health. For example, one of the common herbs used in aromatherapy is chamomile. Chamomile essential oil has a positive effect by being a sleep inducer, it relaxes you and allows you to fall asleep easily, this is a decision made by your body in the limbic system once you’ve inhaled chamomile essential oil vapors. 

Aromatherapy helps with 

  • Anxiety 
  • Stress 
  • Fatigue 
  • Improves sleep 
  • Boosts immune system 
  • Eases muscle tension 
  • Boosts circulation and much more 

Where do I get Aromatherapy products? 

Squish town’s core foundation is built on the use of natural essential oils. It is India’s first Aromatherapy focused brand. 

 Our bath, body and home care products are made with natural essential oils which will help you relax, soothe and refresh. 

Aromatherapy is a great way to use ancient techniques in your everyday routine to snatch the wonders of healing properties in herbs and plants. 

What are you waiting for? Get started on your aromatherapy healing journey today! 

By Aarya Jaywant